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MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

This was a situation of unfamiliarity for the Matadors. After sweeping through the CCS playoffs, the NorCal quarter and semifinals — the Matadors found themselves in a vulnerable position after being down a set early . On May 19, the Matadors faced the Harker Eagles, a team that finished the league...

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Roshan Fernandez

May 12, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, Main slider, SPORTS, Spring Sports

itting on the left-most side of the bench, Coach Paul Chiu clicked his pen rapidly. On, off, on, off — he kept doing it, paying close attention to his players on the court.   It was the third set of the CCS Championship, and his team had nearly made history by winning CCS for the first time in th...

MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

Ankit Gupta, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

May 11, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS

As the MVHS baseball team warmed up for their last home game of the season, they could hear the chatter of excited parents and friends stringing purple and gold streams along the field and bleachers.In celebration for senior night, family also taped posters for each senior on the dugout wall.  At ...

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Rucha Soman, Kamyar Moradi, and Herman Saini

May 7, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

With the MVHS Boys Volleyball’s legacy reaching its peak with their win at the Norcal Championship last year, this years seniors tried to close out their final regular season with a bang. MVHS hasn’t lost a home game for the past two years. But on their senior night and last home league game, th...

Softball: MVHS falls to Westmont high school with a 7-17 defeat

Softball: MVHS falls to Westmont high school with a 7-17 defeat

Justine Ha

April 30, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS

On April 25, the MVHS girls softball team faced Westmont HS - hoping to gain a win after continuous losses. With both teams in similar positions in the central coast section rankings, the outcome of this game could have been in favor for either team. Despite the harsh weather conditions of the humid air and sun sh...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Kamyar Moradi and Stuti Upadhyay

April 25, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

It was Friday before break as the MVHS boys volleyball team faced off against CHS. Parents and fellow students lined the bleachers as the confident Matadors team prepared to face their division rival, the CHS Pioneers. Although MVHS was facing a team with a sub .500 record in their league, it was ...

Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

Charlotte Chui, Sreya Kumar, and Rucha Soman

April 11, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

n the first game of the season, the Matadors played against Homestead HS, and though they came away with a win, MVHS ended the game with a score of 3-1, giving up one set to HHS. The Matadors met HHS on the court again on March 10, for the second time this season. While the first and second sets dragge...

Boys tennis: Matadors defeat Los Gatos HS 6-1

Boys tennis: Matadors defeat Los Gatos HS 6-1

Ankit Gupta and Tina Low

April 8, 2019


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Team victorious in senior night game

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Los Altos HS in straight sets

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Los Altos HS in straight sets

Iman Malik

April 7, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

On Friday, March 29, the MVHS boys volleyball team defeated Los Altos HS 3-0, winning every set by at least seven points. Junior and setter William Liou describes the game as easy and effortless, especially since the team had turned towards a strategy of keeping things simple instead of running compl...

Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

Iman Malik and Anish Vasudevan

April 7, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

On March 29, the MVHS girls softball team faced the undefeated Gunn HS in its second home game of the season. The game started off close with Gunn HS only holding a run lead after the first inning. However, MVHS struggled offensively, only scoring in the sixth inning as they were unable to bring anyon...

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Charlotte Chui and Iman Malik

March 29, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

 n March 22, the MVHS swimming team competed against Los Altos HS in their last home meet of the season. Despite the chilly weather and an expected forecast of rain, the Matadors were in high spirits. To honor their seniors for the senior night meet, a gold 2019 sign, along with purple and yellow balloons and banners,...

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Anish Vasudevan and Gauri Kaushik

March 18, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Ballerinas, snipers, rowing and baseball. These aren’t actions that one would expect to see from a volleyball team’s bench during a game. However, MVHS boys volleyball is not a regular team. After winning the NorCal championship last season, the team aims to repeat its achievements from last year...